Get your sneak­ers on for Parks Week!

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Parks Week is an an­nual cam­paign which aims to pro­mote the value of parks in our lo­cal com­mu­nity and with over 953 hectares of parks and re­serves in Porirua it seems crazy not to be boast­ing about it. That equates to 176 parks and re­serves, in­clud­ing our play­grounds. A range of pri­vate and pub­lic events will take place across New Zealand next week to spread the word that parks are es­sen­tial to healthy, happy and strong com­mu­ni­ties. This year’s theme “Get healthy by Na­ture” is about link­ing healthy liv­ing with parks. In other words make the most of Porirua’s parks, en­joy the sur­round­ings and get that body mov­ing. The health ben­e­fits from walking, cy­cling and move­ment as part of your daily rou­tine are im­mea­sur­able. Sim­ply be­ing in a park is also good for your phys­i­cal and men­tal health; lis­ten­ing to the birds, the wind in the trees or even the chil­dren in the play­ground while walking – it’s about life bal­ance, life­style and tak­ing some time for your­self to en­joy the out­doors. There are a range of ways you can do this.

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